Christian Wiman

  • Lord Is Not a Word

    Lord is not a word. Song is not a salve. Suffer the child, who lived. on sunlight and solitude. Savor the man, craving. earth like an aftertaste…

  • From a Window

    Incurable and unbelieving. In any truth but the truth of grieving, I saw a tree inside a tree. Rise kaleidoscopically. As if the leaves had…

  • Influential Poets

    WALT WHITMAN (1819–1892) The most influential American poet, beyond question. He was our first memoirist, our earliest Oprah (himself his…

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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